[Haskell-cafe] Re: Unix emulation

Kevin Jardine kevinjardine at gmail.com
Mon Aug 23 03:36:18 EDT 2010

I'd agree with Stephen.

I've used MinGW / msys for years and would never consider doing any
open source development (especially involving C) without it.

In the past, installing it has only taken a few minutes. That still
looks to be the case for MinGW but it now appears that msys has been
split into a confusing and long list of packages. I think that it
needs a standard installer as well (in fact the combined MinGW/msys
package needs one standard installer as I think it is rare these days
to use one without the other.)


On Aug 23, 8:53 am, Stephen Tetley <stephen.tet... at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 23 August 2010 06:12, Erik de Castro Lopo <mle... at mega-nerd.com> wrote:
> > I'm going to be a bit of a heretic here and suggest that you attack
> > this problem from the other end. How you ask?
> > Install Debian Testing/Unstable with Wine in a VM and cross compile
> > to Windows.
> No - that's a completely azzback solution.
> MinGW / MSYS works fine, the problem is solely that the documentation
> of the install procedure has gone awry, with conflicting and seemingly
> out of date guides on the mingw.org website.
> The best solution would be to sign up to the mingw-user mailing list
> and ask what the currently preferred method is for installing.
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